Emergencies can happen anytime. If you are a carer, planning for emergencies will help you to cope even when things go wrong.
Help and advice
As a carer, you have many things you need to manage every day. You may also be working or studying at the same time as being a carer.
Explore this information to get practical tips and support to help you in your role. The Carer Gateway website is all about meeting your needs as a carer.
We have phone counselling, an online carer forum, and self-guided coaching and skills courses to give you support, skills and information. You can also download and print out a summary of some key carer information.
You may also want to visit other sites to find out about services that might help you. For example, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with disability, and My Aged Care supports elderly people, and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs supports veterans. You may also want to visit sites about the person you care for and their condition, because those sites will often have information about how best to care for the person.